Luxon On Message During Thames Visit
Written by John Freer on April 13, 2023
By John Freer
If he becomes Prime Minister, Christopher Luxon will work to fix our roads – he will do it in collaboration with our local council and interested parties and on a priority basis.
Now that we have that out of the way, there was a freshness about having the Leader of the Opposition and National Party, Christopher Luxon, in Thames today.
Across the 20 businesspeople he had breakfast with just as the sun came up, to the party faithful meeting at midday, there was a feeling of reserved enthusiasm. Most probably a normal response for New Zealanders.
For me, I have been waiting for the opposition to front up for the coming election race, hence my interest in meeting the National Leader.
After Chris had completed his speaking engagements, and visited State Highway 25A and Mayor Len Salt, CFM had the opportunity for an interview as he was driving out of town.
A few key aspects came out of the interview and during his presentations. Firstly, when asked about National’s election campaign, he said there were things that the party had undertaken since he became leader – things that needed to be done.
The first was to get the politicians working collectively and in sync. Next was the party itself, ensuring the appropriate officials and staff were in place. Now they were ready to fight an election.
Chris has a vision and a plan. He also displays signs of being a realist in that he knows, to turn the country around, to where inflation and the cost of living is under control, the health system works, we have a strong labour market, a strong economy and the roads are fixed – will be no easy task.
Open the link below to hear our interview with Chris Luxon.